BGB members on Tuesday recovered 50,000 pieces of Burmese yaba worth Tk 1.5 crore from Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhia upazila.
On basis of a tip-off on drugs being smuggled from Myanmar, members of Ghumdhum BOP under BGB's Cox's Bazar Battalion took up strategic position at the 5th Palangkhali UP costoms intersection turn of Ukhia.
At around 7 pm, yaba smugglers realizing the presence of the BGB patrol and anticipating the possibility of arrest, started firing at the patrol team. When the patrol team retaliated by firing on the smugglers, they dropped the bags and fled to Myanmar through the dense jungle, said a BGB media release.
Later from those bags 50,000 pieces of Burmese yaba worth Tk 1.5 crore was recovered.
Appropriate legal action is being taken in this regard, said the release.